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Friday, May 9, 2008

A Passel of Pea-ness

Good hello.

Because I've been very bad posting something since being invited to join The Curio- and because I stumbled upon these today and they were all pretty terrific and I know Halo *totally* **totally** adores Pea Hicks.

And who could blame her? He has a good voiceover voice. I guess if I understood formants I could explain the texture of it a little better. It's sort of deep and boomy but soft and mellow and warm like a good strong cheese.

It's like Ricardo Montalban in a car commercial. It reassures you.
It is seductive. You deserve luxury. Fine corinthian leather seats.
Sample CD-Roms of strange instruments.

It's only logical to want these things- why settle for less?

And it's not entirely unlike the voice of Mark G. from the Evolution Control Committee. Another interesting fellow traversing these curious circles.

You must see his thimbletron sometime.

Pea's diction is as articulated, but not quite as toothy, as the guy from Emergency Broadcast Network. I really had no idea those were his real teeth. It's shocking- but the EBN videos are sweet. I'll post a few later. First, these-

This is fun.

I was looking for stylophones on YouTube but now I think I want one of these instead.
Of course Kraftwerk sounds great on it. But what about the Bee-Gees "Night Fever"?
I'll trade you my rusty old Roland SH-101 for it. No- you read that right.
Unfortunatlely it really is rusty.

And then there is this- which I've known about and wanted for a while. Now with the price drop and added goodies I really really want it- *almost* as much as the Mellotron sample cd rom some guy in the UK is, or was, selling at a slightly insane boutique samples pricepoint. Maybe I don't understand the economics of it or the plight of the sample monger really is horrific but when the samples cost as much as what you might pay- not for a pristine piece of gear, but something you could fix up. I'm not talking ebay prices. Those are superinsane. But Pea's new pirce for his cd is much more reasonable. I'd order it tomorrow if it were $50. That's all I've got. But his YouTube pitch was persuasive and I have an old Akai S2000 sampler I can use it with. So hurrah for salesmanship. I am still a few dollars short on getting it- care to go in halfsies with me, halo?

This- is also kinda tasty but most likely *not* for sale. I think it mgiht be the same synth that is all over really early Severed Heads recordings. It sounds cool. And in his coolness and generosity Pea made a sampled ensemble from some of it's sounds you can play around with if you are a user of Native Instruments Kontakt. Pretty nifty!

It looks like he is sharing other cool stuff too. like this-

So Happy Birthday, Somebody! But please, please Halo. No more fat baby pics!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

here's one for you, bean

I wouldn't kick this guy outta bed for eatin' crackers


I stole it from Hogarth...

What a wimp.

oops, one more.

bitty tok.

wow, watching that made me long to find out...

how that cute little copper man works.

Ew, he's pregnant with a full grown man.

mamma tok

This is the Hall of Heads... one Step Through the Doorway

well at least there is still new blood out there

to feed me illustrious desires...

What the Hell!

We get the Land Before Time instead of this?!?
Stout and Henson were going to make a movie together about DINOSAURS!
my life... is over.

mmm, steam-peguins...

I bet they taste like sassafras popsicles.

I've been a machine collector for way too long...

but this guy's got me way beat.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Hey Bean, float that toast over here...

share some with these uber cuties.

Bean's Toastmistress

She's all buttered up for me an' my own personal editor to have a bite before bed. Thanks Bean!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Or Maybe...

This Steamy!

If Only I could Be this Cool!

I Mean HOT!

Beautiful Butt

That is one Beautiful Butt

I <3 Trilobytes

Sunday, April 20, 2008

more places that still drive me wild

Silver Dollar City! When you can look past alla the backwoods aesthetic x-tian stuff this place is themepark of fantastic steampunkery! Complete with mad scientists making wild rides that swoop over the ozark forests, or the steam train ride trough the mountains, or the new victorian swing ride that draws you up into the clouds.

I love it so very much, going every year, and every year I do a little spelunking into the giant cavern that the place was founded on.


I think the Ozarkian Society of Steampunkery should get their spats on and join me on the next trip.